Instagram down: Facebook confirms problems days after major failure

Instagram appeared to be out of action again for many users on Friday, just a few days after a major outage.

A company spokesman for Facebook who owns the app said The independent one: “We are aware that some people have problems accessing our apps and products. We are working to get things back to normal as soon as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience. ”

The online website tracker Down Detector showed a sharp rise in complaints in the afternoon as many complained about access difficulties on Twitter.

Many expressed frustration with the app when the outage came shortly after Monday’s social media crisis when WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook went down for more than six hours.

The three apps – which are all owned by Facebook and run on a shared infrastructure – stopped working shortly before 5 p.m. UK time on Monday.

The biggest Facebook outage in history was caused by a false command that resulted in the social media giant being “a flaw of our own invention.”

“We’ve done a lot of work hardening our systems to prevent unauthorized access, and it was interesting to see how that hardening slowed us down as we tried to recover from a failure that was not caused by malicious activity, it was caused by a mistake by ourselves. ”read a post the company published on Tuesday.

Santosh Janardhan, Facebook’s vice president of technology and infrastructure, apologized to “people and companies around the world who depend on us,” adding that the company said “the impact of such outages on people’s lives and our responsibility, people to keep “I understand about disruptions in our services”.

It has also made a commitment to learn more about what happened and how it can be avoided in the future.

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